Managing External Data Sources in Clinical Trials: Current and Future Strategies

Life Sciences, Clinical Trials,
  • Tuesday, September 29, 2020

As clinical trials are incorporating an increasing number of sources of non-case-report-form (CRF) data from wearable devices and various laboratories, management of clinical data must address larger, disparate volumes of external data sources.  These non-CRF clinical data can cause delays in resolving queries and can place additional burden on eCRF data managers.

Efficiently managing this level of complexity and avoiding delays in reaching database lock requires a strategic approach that can track, QC, reconcile and ensure the veracity of a rapid inflow of non-CRF data.

Join this webinar as our thought leaders discuss best practices for dealing with these complex data structures and implementing a data strategy that not only addresses needs for today, but also explores future tactics for proactively optimizing management of external data sources.


Arshad Mohammed

Arshad Mohammed, MBBS, Global Head CDM, Covance FSPx

Arshad Mohammed is a physician with over 20 years’ experience in the health sciences industry. His career path has been in Acute Patient Care, Medical Affairs, Medico-marketing, followed by Life Sciences Consulting, Software Product Management, eCOA and Clinical Data Management. Mohammed has managed CDM teams for all phases including early development, late phase and observational studies.

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David Howard

David Howard, BSc(Hons), Global Head of External and Clinical Data Strategy, Covance FSPx

David Howard has over 30 years of experience working in clinical research for both Data Management and Biometric functions across Pharma and the CRO industry. Howard has held leadership and strategic roles within business solutions, database development, clinical programming and data strategy.

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Who Should Attend?

  • Head of Data Management
  • Head of Biostatistics
  • Head of Data Analytics
  • Operational Director
  • Clinical Development Director/Manager
  • Clinical Data Managers

What You Will Learn

Attendees will learn about:

  • Current and future challenges with managing non-CRF data
  • How to address the issue of data currency and accuracy by streamlining the delivery of clean data to required standards
  • Strategies for interfacing with different data types of labs (central, local, specialty including biomarker and pharmacokinetic [K]) as well as ePRO and wearable devices

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Covance is a business segment of LabCorp, a leading global life sciences company, which provides contract research services to the drug, medical device and diagnostics, crop protection and chemical industries. Employing over 21,000 people worldwide, we are the world’s most comprehensive CRO, dedicated to improving health and improving lives.

Covance is a global leader in nonclinical safety assessment, clinical trial testing and clinical trial management services. Our unique perspectives are based on decades of scientific, medical and regulatory expertise. We generate more safety and efficacy data to support drug approvals than any other company, supporting our clients’ complete lifecycle management.

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